Wonder Girl Didn't Get Picked Up at The CW Because We Can't Have Nice Things

Consider our wrath unleashed.
Consider our wrath unleashed.
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Well, what would have (should have) been DC’s first Latina superhero to headline her own show, is no more. The CW has decided not to move forward with Wonder Girl. Dailyn Rodriguez, who wrote the pilot, broke the news/our hearts on social media Friday.

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Rodriguez wrote on Twitter, “So some sad news. For all of those asking, Wonder Girl is not getting picked up at the CW. I was very proud of the script I wrote. Wish I could’ve shared the world I created, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. Thanks for everyone’s enthusiasm. It meant a lot to me.”

The show would have told the origin story of Yara Flor, a dreamer and daughter of an Amazon and a Brazilian Water God who emigrated to America, as she becomes Wonder Girl, and the one-day successor to the mantle of Wonder Woman.


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DISCUSSION

By
Ivey West

Or, despite the headline, maybe it was just a bad script?

I mean, we all really wanted a Wonder Woman show. David E. Kelly? Adrienne Padalacki? Pedro Pascal? If NBC didn’t pick it up, it must be because we can’t have nice things.

Nope. It leaked, and we all know it’s because the pilot sucked.

I was looking forward to this project, and maybe in a year or two, someone else will take another swing at it.